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WHO WOULD LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE? by Ellen Bryan Obed

WHO WOULD LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE?

By Ellen Bryan Obed (Author) , Anne Hunter (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-547-04625-9

A patterned text using the titular question for each month is the structure for this ecologically themed Christmas story. For each month, a particular animal, bird or insect pipes up to describe why a particular Christmas tree is a good home. The first-person narration in the voice of each creature gives some additional information about that animal’s environment, food and travels, and a double-page illustration offers close-up views of the animal in relation to the trees at the Christmas tree farm. The page for December shows two children and their father choosing the tree to take home to trim. The concluding pages give the common and scientific names for each animal with notes from the Christmas-tree farmer who served as an advisor for the book. A fine Christmas gift for a budding scientist. (Picture book. 3-7)